First Look: CMMG Mk47 Mutant

First Look: CMMG Mk47 Mutant

CMMG Inc. has just announced the release of its new Mk47 Mutant rifle platform, which pairs the accuracy and appearance of the AR-15 with the AK47's 7.62x39mm cartridge and magazine compatibility.

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The CMMG Mk47 Mutant features uniquely designed upper and lower receivers manufactured from 7075-T6 billet aluminum. Its receivers are engineered to manage the dimensions and pressures of the tapered 7.62x39mm cartridge without adding excess weight  — coming in at slightly over 7 pounds unloaded.


A carbine-length direct impingement gas system cycles the action, while a 16.1" free-float barrel with a 1:10 twist is threaded with a CMMG SV brake or A2 compensator (depending on configuration). Derived from an AR-10 bolt carrier group, the Mk47's bolt face maintains a beefy size even though the overall length of the carrier is shortened to eight inches. The upper also includes a full length rail and CMMG's RKM KeyMod Hand Guard.


cmmg_mk47_mutant_1The lower receiver of the Mk47 accepts existing AK47 magazines, and an ambidextrous magazine release system is familiar with traditional AK47 controls. AK-style features pair with AR-15-style controls on the lower receiver with an AR-style pistol grip, safety selector and trigger group. Lower components also include a collapsible Magpul CTR stock attached to an AR-15 buffer tube.

CMMG's Mk 47 Mutant rifle is available in the following three configurations:

CMMG Mk 47 Mutant T:


  • Caliber: 7.62x39mm
  • Barrel: 16.1-inch medium taper profile

  • Muzzle: A2 Compensator
  • Hand Guard: CMMG RKM15 KeyMod
  • Upper Receiver: 7075-T6
  • Lower Receiver: 7075-T6
  • Trigger: CMMG Single Stage
  • Furniture: A4 Six-Position Collapsible Stock, A2 Pistol Grip
  • Weight: 7 pounds (unloaded)
  • Length: 32 3/4 inches (stock collapsed)
  • Magazine: Magpul PMAG 30 AK/AKM MOE
  • Price: $1,499.95

CMMG Mk 47 Mutant AKM:

  • Caliber: 7.62x39mm
  • Barrel: 16.1-inch medium taper profile
  • Muzzle: CMMG SV Brake
  • Hand Guard: CMMG RKM15 KeyMod
  • Upper Receiver: 7075-T6
  • Lower Receiver: 7075-T6
  • Trigger: CMMG Single Stage
  • Furniture: Magpul CTR Butt stock, MOE Pistol Grip
  • Weight: 7.2 pounds (unloaded)
  • Length: 33 1/2 inches (stock collapsed)
  • Magazine: Magpul PMAG 30 AK/AKM MOE
  • Price: $1,649.95

CMMG Mk 47 Mutant AKM2:

  • Caliber: 7.62x39mm
  • Barrel: 16.1-inch medium taper profile
  • Muzzle: CMMG SV Brake
  • Hand Guard: CMMG RKM15 KeyMod
  • Upper Receiver: 7075-T6
  • Lower Receiver: 7075-T6
  • Trigger: Geissele SSA Two-Stage Trigger
  • Furniture: Magpul CT Butt Stock, MOE Pistol Grip
  • Weight: 7.2 pounds (unloaded)
  • Length: 33 1/2 inches (stock collapsed)
  • Magazine: Magpul PMAG 30 AK/AKM MOE
  • Price: $1,849.95

CMMG's new Mk 47 Mutant combines the accuracy and appearance of the AR platform with the reliability and power of the 7.62x39mm cartridge. The rifle's upper and lower receivers are manufactured from 7075-T6 billet aluminum and are engineered to manage the dimensions and pressures of the tapered 7.62x39mm cartridge without adding excess weight. The lower receiver accepts all existing AK-47 magazines, and a standard ambidextrous hook and latch system speeds up and simplifies the reloading process.
The Mk 47 Mutant's bolt carrier group is derived from the large AR-10 group shortened to a length of 8 inches. While the rifle uses a shortened bolt carrier group, all of the material on the bolt face is maintained for added durability and strength.
The CMMG Mk 47 Mutant features a full length Picatinny rail on top for mounting sights and optics as well as CMMG's RKM KeyMod Hand Guard. It incorporates a 16.1-inch free-floated barrel with a 1:10 twist and operates on a carbine-length direct impingement gas system. The Mk 47 Mutant is available in three configurations: the Mk 47 Mutant T, Mk 47 Mutant AKM and Mk 47 Mutant AKM2. The T, AKM and AKM2 rifles are available for [imo-slideshow gallery= 512],499.95, [imo-slideshow gallery= 512],649.95 and [imo-slideshow gallery= 512],849.95, respectively.

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